Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has scored eight goals in two games and has now claimed two records from Lionel Messi.
“We’re in good form”. We were consistent in defence and did a good job.
The Welsh worldwide , who joined the Spanish giants for a club record fee from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, was heavily criticised following a string of disappointing performances last season when they failed to win even a single trophy.
He scored his 33rd hat trick with Real Madrid on Tuesday, and third for the club in the Champions league. “I get a sense of pride from being in this position, but I have to mention the team, because the team has helped me so much”.
“I knew that this [becoming all-time UCL top scorer] would come naturally, without pressure, to dedicate myself and work hard like I always do”, Ronaldo told BT Sport.
Real Madrid will have to take care of the classy Salva Sevilla and the physically imposing Felipe Caicedo, the two players that respectively start and finish most of Espanyol’s offensive moves. In the first week of the new season they didn’t score, so they wanted to compensate that game. One of the best that I have coached, of course. My teammates have confidence in me. “But today he is the best player in the world”.
“I feel like I am more involved this year now”, Bale was quoted as saying by the BBC.
The first of Ronaldo’s goals came after Srna was adjudged to have handled the ball, despite a shot from the Real forward appearing to hit him on the back.
Such has been his dominance that Real Madrid manager, Rafael Benitez, who surprised many on Monday saying that Ronaldo was not the best player he had coached, was quick to rectify his mistake.
“The injuries are the only negative aspect of the night”, Benitez said.
Bale’s injury would be a bigger worry for the Welsh football team, as the team have been reliant on the player throughout the qualifying stages.